As a further effort to solidify my credentials as a bonified curmudgeon, let me express my utter distaste for this idiotic kickoff celebration that has become an annual event.
The only kickoff celebration I want is a coin toss and the national anthem. The rest of this fluff has got to go. Screw the music, start the damned game at 8 so I can watch it before I go to bed. Then again, it is the Patriots v. the Raiders, so it will probably be over by 9:15 pm EST.
BTW- Did Kanye West get Tourette’s again?
I hope the raiders destroy the patriots. I hope tom brady suffers a gruesome (though non life threatening, of course) injury that leaves him disfigured and hideous the rest of his winless career. I hope the patriots go 0-16 and get contracted from the league for being too much of an embarrassment to the sport of football.
On an unrelated note, I hope Joe Theismann suffers a debilitating and permenant injury to his voice box that leaves him incapable of speaking.
I completely agree, John. I could not give less of a crap about these “Kickoff Spectacular!” events, including bloated halftime shows. Halftime is for peeling oneself off the couch and attending to any household business that can be handled in 15 minutes or less. Also, it’s for seeing highlights of other games. It is not for crappy music performances.
Hope springs eternal in Week One. It’s just like late March in in MLB.
Then reality sets in, and in Week 2, you realize that Kerry CollINTs is the Raiders’ QB, and Brady hardly ever gets touched.
Pats 23-13, but it could get much worse.
The Cowboys will suck, sky is blue. Ok, why did Santana steal Pat Boones white slip ons and wear them with all black? Someone tell Green Day that Duran Duran called, and they want their eyeliner back. Ozzy needs to be put out to pasture, his stud days are over. I’m watching this crap with the sound off, while the husband is waiting for the game to start. I only watch the Superbowl, but I still know that the Steelers and the Eagles suck more than 10,000 black holes. It is a known known.
Trying to get banned?
I was trolling. :)
Mike Renfro’s feet are still in. (/troll)
I can’t believe you people are in here trading inanities when it’s obvious to anyone with half a brain that John Cole is nothing but a lickspittle, shilling, sycophantic, water-carrying whore of a Steelers apologist. It’s sickening.
Kayne West booed at kick off show.
Thanks, Stormy, for that report about Kanye West getting booed. I always turn to The Corner for the lastest fair and accurate news about sporting events.
John, do you like the Iggles, too? I love Donovan McNabb. I’d love to see him win one, even if he isn’t that good and only gets all that press becaue he is black.
I would like to see D-Mac win one, seriously. Even though I’m nominally a Pats fan.
“Kayne West booed at kick off show.”
Apparently, Patriots fans don’t care about black people, either.
I’d be OK with a high-school marching band in a kickoff show, but anything above that, I draw the line.
Only a surprise to people who thing Mass is a blue state. Rip Bush, get booed. I tonly seems blue because the blues vote more than the reds.
‘I tonly’ is massholese for ‘It only’.